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NHS Continuing Healthcare

The revised National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing care 2018 was introduced 1st October 2018.

Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for adults in England who have been found to have a “primary health need”. There is no financial assessment for the individual to contribute to the cost of the care.

Continuing Healthcare can be provided in a variety of settings outside of the hospital such as your own home or in a registered care home. To find out if someone is eligible for Continuing Healthcare they must be assessed by a team of health and social care professionals.

If you would like more information regarding Continuing Healthcare, you can do this by visiting

The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care 2018

What is continuing healthcare? Easy read 

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care: public information leaflet

NHS Joint Funded Healthcare

Individuals who are identified as not being eligible for 100% NHS Continuing Healthcare but have an element of nursing needs may be eligible for a contribution towards their home care or care home fees.  This is funded jointly with Rotherham MBC Social Services who may means test the individual and take a contribution towards the cost of the care.

NHS Funded Nursing Care

Patients who are identified as not being eligible for 100% NHS Continuing Healthcare but are receiving care in a care home with nursing may be eligible for a contribution towards their assessed registered nurse input.  In these instances NHS contributions are made directly to the care home by the Clinical Commissioning Group in the area where the home is situated.


Eligibility is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, or on who provides the care or where it is provided.  Anyone assessed as having a certain level of care needs may receive NHS Continuing Healthcare.  If the assessment of your overall care needs show that your primary care need is a health need you could be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare.  Once eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare your care will be funded by the NHS but this is subject to review and should your care needs change the funding arrangement may also change.

For further information please call 01709 302027 or email 


Personal Health Budgets

Adults who are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding and children in receipt of continuing care have had a legal right to have a Personal Health Budget (PHB) since October 2014. Please see our page on Personal Health Budgets for more information.

Patient experience and comments for Continuing Healthcare

If you would like to comment on the Continuing Healthcare service from your perspective or as the family/representative of a patient, you can do this by contacting the Continuing Healthcare department on 01709 302027 or by sending an email to

The Continuing Healthcare Service in Rotherham, hope that you can help us by sharing your experiences with us. 

Rotherham, alongside a number of other areas, has been asked to test out a survey asking for feedback from people who have been assessed for Continuing Healthcare. 

The results of the feedback and experiences shared with us will be used in the following ways:-

  •  To agree a final version of the survey, which will then be used nationally

  • To find areas of great practice that will be shared across the country

  • To identify areas for improvement, and to act on these

Please use the link below to access the survey

Patient Experience Survey

Rotherham NHS Continuing Healthcare Team

Oak House, Moorhead Way, Bramley, Rotherham, S66 1YY

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